In the time leading up to hip replacement surgery, you were looking forward to living pain free. But now months after the surgery, you are disappointed with your reality of living with ongoing pain or even worse pain than you had before. What went wrong? Why aren’t you experiencing the pain-free life that you dreamed of? A few things can be going wrong and preventing you from the best possible results after the replacement of your hip.
First and foremost, you might be caught in a painful triad of arthritis involving both the hips and the spine. Replacing one or both hips does not solve the back pain. And fusing the back does not solve the hip pain. The hip-spine connection is frequently encountered in the elderly because all of these parts have deteriorated over time. 1 Sometimes hip arthritis is misdiagnosed as low back pain. Sometimes low back pain is misdiagnosed as hip arthritis. And many times both are seen together in the same person. Even someone who has had t...
Generic Name: PREGABALIN - ORAL Pronounced: (pree-GAH-ba-lin) Lyrica Oral Uses
This medication is used to treat pain caused by nerve
damage due to diabetes or to shingles (herpes zoster) infection. It is also
used to treat pain in people with fibromyalgia.
It is also used with other medications to treat certain
types of seizures (partial onset seizures).
How To Use Lyrica Oral
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using
pregabalin and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions regarding
the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor,
usually 2 to 3 times a day with or without food. Dosage is based on your
medical condition, kidney function, and response to treatment.
To reduce your risk of side effects (such as dizziness and
drowsiness), your doctor may direct you to star...
A new study, presented at the 29th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society in Baltimore earlier this month, gave doctors one more treatment option to consider for fibromyalgia patients . The study found that FM patients who did not have particularly good results from taking Lyrica alone experienced significantly reduced pain and greater overall improvement when taking Savella in addition to the Lyrica. Since Lyrica is effective for only about one third of FM patients, and since Lyrica and Savella have different mechanisms of action, the researchers wanted to see what happened when they were combined. Study Methods and Results In this study 173 patients were given just Lyrica and 179 were given Lyrica plus Savella for 11 weeks. The dosages used were 150 or 225 mg of Lyrica twice a day and 50 mg of Savella twice a day. By week 11, the pain scores of the Lyrica group dropped four points as measured by the Visual Analog Scale, while the pain scores of t...
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